syncytium formation

id: GO:0006949
name: syncytium formation
namespace: biological_process
type: go
obsolete: False

Description: The formation of a syncytium, a mass of cytoplasm containing several nuclei enclosed within a single plasma membrane. Syncytia are normally derived from single cells that fuse or fail to complete cell division.

Child Functions

GO:0000768syncytium formation by plasma membrane fusion
GO:0000769syncytium formation by mitosis without cytokinesis

Parent Functions

GO:0009987cellular process
GO:0048646anatomical structure formation involved in morphogenesis